Specific Charges for 2016-2017

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

  1. Review Penn's provision of benefits for new parents.

  2. Continue discussion of mental health benefits.

  3. Continue to monitor retirement benefits in coordination with the Faculty Senate Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty.

  4. Continue to discuss and investigate how information on benefits is disseminated and possible improvements thereto.

  5. Continue discussion of same-sex partner benefits and the transition to parity.

  6. Continue to monitor the implementation of changes to health plan design and pricing given health care reform and the current health market.

  7. Continue to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of Penn's wellness initiatives, including Penn's program with Health Advocate.

  8. Review and discuss this Committee’s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given the highest priority for the committee’s work in academic year 2017-18.


Committee Members


Reed Shuldiner*


Susan Sproat
Jack Heuer


Sheila Hall


David Balamuth*
Robert Boruch
C. Neill Epperson
Russell Localio*
Andrew Postlewaite
Jonathan Smith*
Rakesh Vohra*

Graduate/professional students:


Undergraduate students:



Amy Nothelfer*
Adam Roth Saks
Susan Russoniello*


Rhonda Kirlew
Abby Kalkstein
Peter Rockett*


Anita Allen

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.